I have recently discovered a way to "cheat" at having nice looking nails without a lot of hard work.
While shopping at our favorite store a few months back I was in the nail care section picking out some polish my eyes kept wandering to the artificial nail section. They have really come a long way with these!
What I like is they are so natural looking now, and you can chose any color, style or length you are comfortable with.
They have one called Color Allure, the nails are pre painted, all you do is clean your own natural nails, apply the glue provided and press down the appropriate nail size and voilà, you are well manicured and no one is none the wiser, all in less than 10 minutes!
They have the French manicure, colored, you can get short, medium or long and in filed or squared tip. My only complaint about this particular brand is the color selection is not that big yet, other than that I love them! Instead of waiting for polish to dry, you wait about 30 seconds for the glue to dry and it is done.
Me having Boutonnière Deformity and Swan Neck Syndrome in both hands, painting a colored polished and it looking OK is near impossible for me, so this is the perfect solution!